A lifelong Texan and member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Tim Tingle is known for selecting tales that perfectly fit his audience. As the author of twenty books and a touring storyteller for two decades, Tingle has hundreds of stories in his repertory. For K-2nd graders, his stories are fun and audience-participating, such as How Rabbit Lost His Tail, because he won’t stop talking! A favorite for 2nd and 3rd graders is Backyard Bigfoot, a hilarious story about Bigfoot, as seen through a hole in the fence! For older school audiences, How I Became A Ghost is told in the voice of a ten-year-old boy struggling to survive the Trail of Tears. Crossing Bok Chitto is a powerful story of the friendship between Choctaws and enslaved peoples before the Civil War, and Tingle plays the drum and sings Choctaw songs throughout the performance. He has performed across the US, and at schools and theaters in Canada, Germany, and Ireland. Whether storytelling and playing his native flute and drum, or delivering keynote addresses and teaching writing workshops, Tim Tingle strives to entertain and inform, and will gladly develop programs to fit presenters’ needs. For more performance details: Photo by Robbie Trujillo.

Additional information



Contact name

Tim Tingle

Contact address

4417 Morningside Way Canyon Lake TX 78133

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Public performance

$150 – $950

School performance

$250 – $1250

Workshop fees

$250 – $750

Travel per diem lodging

$0 – $1500


Canyon Lake


Special audiences

Festivals, Hands-on activities, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

Elementary, High, Middle, Pre-K

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged

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